Borrow Materials or Request Services

Students, faculty and staff see MyBTC portal for more information about the library and for access to the databases. Choose the purple button in the middle of the MyBTC portal home page.

Borrowing Privileges

Blackhawk Technical College students and full- and part-time faculty and staff members with valid BTC ID cards may check out library materials.  Residents of Rock and Green counties may obtain library privileges by presenting identification to a library staff member who will issue a one-year library card.

Loan Periods for Rock and Green County Residents and Upper Iowa University Students

  • General collection books – 14 days (1 renewal)
  • Preschool books, toys and games – 14 days (1 renewal)
  • Magazines and journals – 7 days (1 renewal)
  • Video and audio recordings – 7 days (1 renewal)

Renewing Materials

Rock and Green residents and Upper Iowa University students can renew most materials one time. 

Returning Materials

Library materials may be returned in person or via campus mail to the Central campus library or to the Monroe Learning Resource Center or at other Rock County libraries whose staff will route the items to BTC.  At Central campus, a night time drop slot is located in the door of the library office, which is next to the main library doors.

Overdue Materials

Reminder notices will be emailed to students, faculty, staff and community patrons a few days before library materials are due.  After an item's due date has passed, patrons will receive overdue notices by email or mail.  

Fines for Overdue Materials

  • Books and preschool books, toys and games – 10¢ per day
  • Periodicals (magazines and journals) – 5¢ per day
  • Video and audio recordings – 50¢ per day

Lost Items

All patrons are responsible for returning library materials in good condition on or before the due date.  If a library item is lost, please contact a library staff member immediately, so arrangements can be made to replace the item.  Actual replacement cost plus a processing fee will be assessed for library materials which are lost or not returned. If an item is not returned in 30 days and no contact with library staff has been made, it will be assumed that the item is lost.  At that time, patrons will be sent a second overdue notice via email or U.S. mail.  Library privileges may be rescinded until restitution is made.  If a lost item is found and returned in good condition before a replacement has been ordered, the replacement cost will be refunded.